Awards show industry in good health

THE building industry in country areas remains resilient, says Housing Industry Association's (HIA) NSW executive director Graham Wolfe.

He said this was demonstrated by the size and scope of the HIA-Bunnings NSW Regional Housing Awards, held at Coffs Harbour's Novotel Pacific Bay Resort on Saturday night.

The Coffs Coast Advocate is an awards sponsor.

“Despite being in the midst of a significant downturn, HIA's members have not lost their commitment to excellence, and support for these awards has been outstanding,” Mr Wolfe said.

A&A Landmark Constructions landed awards for North Coast Apartment Project of the Year and Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year.

The apartments are at Coffs Harbour, and the two villas are at Sapphire Beach.

GJ Gardner Homes, meanwhile, was again in the winners' circle, taking out the North Coast Display Home under $250,000 award. Last year, it won the North Coast Renovation and Addition Project under $300,000.

Harbour Design Homes carried off the North Coast Industry Innovation Award, building on its success last year with the Renovation and Addition under $600,000 title.

Brian Hopwood Homes claimed the North Coast Bathroom Project of the Year title for its ensuite in North Boambee Valley and Best Bathroom in a Display Home. The company also won the North Coast marketing award

Last year the firm carried off the North Coast home of the year gong.

An enclave of six contemporary beachside homes at Woolgoolga was named North Coast Residential Lifestyle Development of the Year. The winning company was Built by the SEA.

Seren Building Services picked up three titles for a Moonee Beach house - North Coast Display Home of the Year, Display Home over $350,000, and North Coast Kitchen Project 12 to 18 square metres.

Village Building Company claimed the North Coast Project Home of the Year for its North Boambee Valley home.

Withers Homes was in the winners' circle with its North Coast Custom-Built Home under $600,000 at Safety Beach.

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